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Book Discussion - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Come along and join us for a drink and chat - new members always welcome so don't be shy, we're a friendly lot! Head to the back of the Washington pub and push through the secret bookcase door to find us downstairs in Martha's Bar... We'll have a fun, informal and stimulating discussion about our thoughts on the book. If anyone would like to read aloud a sentence or paragraph that they found particularly striking you are more than welcome. At present there's no particular structure to the discussion, but it's always proven to be juicy so far, and we're very open to ideas as the group evolves. Hope to see you there! - - - - - A gentleman in Moscow On 21 June 1922, Count Alexander Rostov – recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt – is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol. Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count has been sentenced to house arrest indefinitely. But instead of his usual suite, he must now live in an attic room while Russia undergoes decades of tumultuous upheaval. Can a life without luxury be the richest of all?

Martha's bar at the Washington pub

50 England’s Lane, Primrose Hill NW3 4UE · London

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Welcome! Looking for a local book group in the NW3 area? Then come along and join us, a friendly group of book lovers based in and around the area. We are a new group starting up in Belsize Park. Meeting on the last Wednesday of the month at 8pm, to discuss a specific title. Currently we meet in Martha's Bar, which is the downstairs function space at The Washington Pub on England's Lane - Push on the secret door in the bookcase at the rear of the pub to find the stairs!

Please note: Although we have taken our name from the bar, this group is not run by The Washington, it is only the venue in which we meet. Hence all inquiries should be made directly through this meetup page, thank you : )

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